Friday, February 25, 2011
Bus Stop(1956), also known as The Wrong Kind of Girl. Directed by Joshua Logan. Drama. Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field, Eileen Heckart, Robert Bray and Hope Lange. Monroe sings one song: "That Old Black Magic".
When cowboy Beau and his friend Virgil take the bus from Montana to Phoenix, Arizona, Beau is also hoping to find his "angel". Beau falls in love with cafe singer Chérie performing "That Old Black Magic" and plans to take her back to Montana.
The next day, he thinks that they are getting married, but she wants to find her star in Hollywood. Beau forces her on the bus back to Montana. On the way, they stop at Grace's Diner. The road is shut down because of a snow storm and by now everyone at the cafe knows that Beau has kidnapped the girl. The men make Beau promises to leave Cherie alone. Later, the road is cleared, Beau, apologizes for his behavior. Will Cherie forgive him?
Film debut of Hope Lange.
Green top with black-lace like overlay Marilyn Monroe wears had originally been worn by Susan Hayward several years earlier in the film, With a Song in My Heart (1952).
Film debut of Don Murray.